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Age-Friendly Community Plan

AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLANS

Age-Friendly Community Plan Survey

As part of becoming a more age-friendly community, Tay Township is asking for residents to provide their thoughts on the current age-friendly needs and priorities across the World Health Organization’s 8 age-friendly community features.

Please take a few minutes to complete our Survey.

Community Workbook

We want to hear your ideas. The Tay Age-Friendly Community Workbook is now available!

Once complete, please email the workbook to Jodi Ball, Age-Friendly Community Planning Lead.

Feedback will be collected until August 31st, 2020.

Project Background

As Canada’s senior population continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to support the health and wellbeing of older Canadians. That’s why the Township of Tay is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community, where all residents can be active and engaged members of the community at every stage of life.

An age-friendly community is designed to help people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. As part of its Global Age-friendly Cities Project, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies eight key areas of community life that can become more age-friendly:

  1. Outdoor spaces and buildingsFlower image with each title on the petals: 1. Outdoor spaces and buildings  2. Transportation 3. Housing 4. Respect and social inclusion 5. Civic participation and employment 6. Communication and information 7. Community support and health services 8. Social participation
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Respect and social inclusion
  5. Civic participation and employment
  6. Communication and information
  7. Community support and health services
  8. Social participation 

Project Process

The age-friendly community plan process involves completing a background review of existing policies and strategies, preparing an age-friendly profile, and engaging residents in age-friendly community planning. 

How can I get involved and learn more?

Residents will have several opportunities to provide feedback on current age-friendly needs, and to explore potential opportunities for improving age-friendliness across the Township of Tay.

Sign-up to receive notifications about the project and to learn about upcoming engagement opportunities.

Timeline:

Background Research – May 2020
  • Review of background documents and data
  • Prepare community age-friendly profile
Community Engagement – June, October 2020
Draft Age-Friendly Plan – September 2020
  • Prepare draft plan
  • Share draft plan with community
Final Age-Friendly Community Plan – December 2020
  • Finalize and present plan

Who’s listening:

Jodi Ball
Age-Friendly Community Planning Lead
905-399-5634

Cyndi Bonneville
Age-Friendly Tay – Project Lead
705-534-7248 ext. 228